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Frost & Sullivan named strategic partner for Financial Innovation Summit

October 14, 2015 • Events, Finance, Top StoriesComments Off on Frost & Sullivan named strategic partner for Financial Innovation Summit

Frost & Sullivan – the Growth Partnership Company which enables its clients to accelerate growth and achieve best-in-class positions in growth, innovation and leadership – has been named strategic partner for the upcoming Financial Innovation Summit. On the 28th of October 2015, financial and technology leaders will convene at the Radisson Blu...

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Financial services organisations take 100 days to identify cyber threats

October 7, 2015 • Finance, Security, Top StoriesComments Off on Financial services organisations take 100 days to identify cyber threats

Although financial services organisation are well aware that they are the targets of serious and advanced security threats, they struggle to identify attacks once they are inside their network. This is according to a new Ponemon Institute Survey. Known as...

Financial Innovation Summit

Financial Innovation Summit set for Johannesburg

October 5, 2015 • Events, Finance, Top StoriesComments Off on Financial Innovation Summit set for Johannesburg

Financial executives will convene at the Radisson Blu Gautrain Hotel in Sandton, Johannesburg for the upcoming Financial Innovation Summit – which has been sponsored by Telkom and Hitachi Data Systems. The Summit will be held on 28 October 2015, and...

Financial Innovation Summit

Telkom & Hitachi Data Systems confirmed as sponsors of Financial Innovation Summit

October 2, 2015 • Events, Finance, Top StoriesComments Off on Telkom & Hitachi Data Systems confirmed as sponsors of Financial Innovation Summit

Africa’s technology news leader IT News Africa, today named Telkom and Hitachi Data Systems as Gold sponsors of the upcoming Financial Innovation Summit. On the 28th of October 2015, financial and technology leaders will convene at the Radisson Blu...

Fintech

Why Deep Dives into SA’s townships could change FinTech innovation

September 18, 2015 • Finance, Opinion, Top StoriesComments Off on Why Deep Dives into SA’s townships could change FinTech innovation

The marked increase in activity around the disruption of digital currency and fintech in South Africa is partly due to two factors: firstly, large banking is waking up to the fact that more nimble and versatile finance platforms will soon start eating into...

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SimbaPay partners with Choice Microfinance Bank in Kenya

August 31, 2015 • Finance, Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on SimbaPay partners with Choice Microfinance Bank in Kenya

SimbaPay has revealed the expansion of its free instant deposit service to Choice Microfinance Bank in Kenya. SimbaPay has partnered with Choice Microfinance Bank a microfinance institution founded by Kenyans abroad. According to Victor Karanja, Head of...

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Airtel, Wari partner to expand financial inclusion in Nigeria

August 31, 2015 • Finance, Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on Airtel, Wari partner to expand financial inclusion in Nigeria

As part of its contribution towards Federal Government’s efforts to deepen financial inclusion in the country Airtel Nigeria has collaborated with payment solution provider, Wari, to provide a new payment platform for Nigerians. Designed as a convenient and...

Datacentrix became only the 2nd local competitor to attain the  Gold UNITY Partner certification with F5 Networks.

Financial companies handle cyber threats when they happen

August 24, 2015 • Finance, Security, Top StoriesComments Off on Financial companies handle cyber threats when they happen

Kaspersky Lab, in cooperation with B2B International, has conducted a survey* among company representatives to find out their attitudes towards information security, including financial companies’ policies towards protection from online fraud. The survey...

Financial Services Industry

Top Technology trends shaking up the financial services industry

June 17, 2015 • Enterprise, Finance, Opinion, Top StoriesComments Off on Top Technology trends shaking up the financial services industry

The financial services industry has to consider the adoption of new technology trends such as cloud computing to augment their capabilities and social media to test market appetite for new products and services. The industry has historically been at the...

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Will Digital Finance play a bigger role in SA in 2015?

February 2, 2015 • Finance, Opinion, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on Will Digital Finance play a bigger role in SA in 2015?

Digital finance services will become increasingly tailored to the digital channel and will play a significantly larger role in 2015, as more and more South Africans look outside of mainstream financial institutions to meet their financial needs. This is...

Microsoft launches Kaizala mobile app in Kenya

Kenya: Microfinance institution to expand beyond tea sector

January 27, 2015 • East Africa, FinanceComments Off on Kenya: Microfinance institution to expand beyond tea sector

Greenland Fedha Limited (GFL), a microfinance institution for small-scale tea farmers in Kenya, has implemented a new software solution to improve its efficiency and remain competitive in the market. According to the institution, it had chosen the Microsoft...

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South Africa on a solid path towards financial inclusion

January 26, 2015 • Company News, Finance, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on South Africa on a solid path towards financial inclusion

South Africa is making significant headway in furthering financial inclusion, according to a new MasterCard report entitled “A Progressive Approach to Financial Inclusion.” According to MasterCard, the report explores the progress that 30 developed and...

mobile money

Fintech startup reveals money transfer service for West Africa

January 21, 2015 • Finance, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Fintech startup reveals money transfer service for West Africa

Azimo, an online money transfer service, has revealed that consumers across Europe can now send money to recipients in Benin, Burkina Faso, Ivory Coast, Guinea-Bissau, Mali, Niger, Senegal and Togo in West African CFA francs for instant cash pick-up. Michael...

Ajay Banga, President and CEO of Masetercard. (Image Credit: http://www.mastercard.com)

East Africa: Innovation Lab to expand digital financial services

December 4, 2014 • Company News, East Africa, Finance, Top StoriesComments Off on East Africa: Innovation Lab to expand digital financial services

MasterCard has unveiled the launch of MasterCard Labs for Financial Inclusion, a new initiative seeking to impact more than 100 million people globally by developing practical and cost-effective financial tools that expand access and help build stable futures...

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Will Tanzania’s Finance Bill stymie Internet growth?

August 5, 2013 • East Africa, Finance, Top StoriesComments Off on Will Tanzania’s Finance Bill stymie Internet growth?

Amendments to Tanzania’s recently passed Finance Bill 2013 has ushered in a 14,5% excise duty on all mobile airtime, mobile services, as well as landline and wireless telecommunication services. According to research Tanzanians will have to fork out more...